We searched for the best garden kneelers and developed a top 10 list. Our number one favorite was RED Home Club's Thick Kneeling Pad, an extra-wide kneeler made of lightweight, extra-thick, compression- and water-resistant foam that comes in 12 different colors. Keep reading for our buying guide to help you choose a garden kneeler. Your knees and back will thank you!
|Size||24 x 14 x 1.5 in.|
|Material||Durable, high-quality foam|
|Type||Handrail kneeler, folding|
|Size||Kneeler: 15.5 x 7.88 in.; Body: 19.3 x 10.83 x 23.43 in.|
|Material||Kneeler: EVA foam; frame: steel|
|Type||Pad kneeler, folding|
|Size||22 x 13.4 x 2.4 in.; Folded: 11 x 13.4 x 4.7 in.|
|Material||EVA and memory foam with water-resistant outer|
|Type||Handrail kneeler, folding|
|Size||Kneeler: 16 x 6 in.; frame: 24 x 11 x 6 in.|
|Material||EVA foam kneeler; metal frame|
|Extras||Storage pouch with pockets, digging gloves|
|Size||8 x 16 x 1 in.|
|Size||17.8 x 9.25 x 2.5 in.|
|Material||XL EXTRALIGHT foam|
|Size||17 x 10 x 1.5 in.|
|Extras||Handle, removable cover|
|Size||16.8 x 12.9 x 1 in.|
|Material||2 EVA foam layers|
|Size||26 x 18 x 13 in.|
|Material||Soft foam kneeler; Plastic frame|
|Size||17 x 9 x 2 in.|
|Material||Dynamic comfort material|
RED Home Club
Thick Kneeling Pad
Upgraded Garden Kneeler Seat
Garden Kneeling Pad
Garden Kneeler And Seat
Handy Mat I
Gardening Kneeler Pad
Garden Kneeler Bench
Extra-Wide Kneeler With Extra-Thick Foam
A Wider Kneeler Pad Gives Your Knees More Room
Enjoy the Comfort of a Kneeler With Memory Foam
Two-in-One Kneeler and Seat With a Storage Pouch
Rubber Foam Provides Durability and Retains Shape
100% Waterproof With Special Foam Technology
Garden in Style With This Covered Foam Kneeler
Get the Best of Both Worlds With Two Types of Foam
Prioritize Comfort With Ergonomic Features
An Ergonomic Design Takes Pressure Off Your Knees
|Type||Pad kneeler||Handrail kneeler, folding||Pad kneeler, folding||Handrail kneeler, folding||Pad kneeler||Pad kneeler||Pad kneeler||Pad kneeler||Handrail kneeler||Pad kneeler|
|Size||24 x 14 x 1.5 in.||Kneeler: 15.5 x 7.88 in.; Body: 19.3 x 10.83 x 23.43 in.||22 x 13.4 x 2.4 in.; Folded: 11 x 13.4 x 4.7 in.||Kneeler: 16 x 6 in.; frame: 24 x 11 x 6 in.||8 x 16 x 1 in.||17.8 x 9.25 x 2.5 in.||17 x 10 x 1.5 in.||16.8 x 12.9 x 1 in.||26 x 18 x 13 in.||17 x 9 x 2 in.|
|Weight||0.75 lbs.||7.24 lbs.||Not provided||6.69 lbs.||0.7 lbs.||0.9 lbs.||0.5 lbs.||0.5 lbs.||6.4 lbs.||1 lb.|
|Material||Durable, high-quality foam||Kneeler: EVA foam; frame: steel||EVA and memory foam with water-resistant outer||EVA foam kneeler; metal frame||Rubber||XL EXTRALIGHT foam||High-density foam||2 EVA foam layers||Soft foam kneeler; Plastic frame||Dynamic comfort material|
|Extras||Handle||Pockets||Handles||Storage pouch with pockets, digging gloves||Handle||Handle||Handle, removable cover||Handle||–||Handle|
Garden kneelers should be comfortable and suit your needs, whether you're gardening, repairing a car, bathing your dog, or doing household chores. Here are some factors to consider when choosing one for yourself.
There are two main types of garden kneelers. Some are a simple kneeler pad. Others have handrails and can be used as a kneeler or as a bench.
Take a look at the assembly difficulty. This is an important factor not only for storage but also for portability. If you're going to be working in different spots, you'll want a kneeler that's easy to set up and carry around as you move around the garden. Whether there are screws or a spring mechanism, you want to be sure the seat is secure and balanced and the frame won't collapse.
Also note that these kneelers will take up more storage space than a flat kneeler. However, many kneelers have a sturdy metal frame that's foldable and can be stored away nearly flat. Others are made only of plastic, which is a plus if you don't want to contend with rust.
Another bonus is that pad kneelers store compactly since they're flat. If you want something that takes up even less storage space, look for a kneeler that folds in half. This design is also useful if you want an extra-thick surface to kneel on.
Most kneelers are made from EVA foam, which is fairly firm and water-resistant. Note, too, that the more water-resistant a material is, the easier it’s going to be to clean. For a more comfort-focused kneeler, look for a softer, lower-density foam like memory foam. Do keep in mind, however, that those foams tend to be less durable than their harder counterparts.
The thickness and durability of the foam is also important. You'll want a material that is strong enough to withstand surfaces that are hard, like concrete, or rough, such as gravel. Some kneelers have one-inch thick foam, while some brands offer foam at a 1.5-inch thickness or even two inches or more.
Another factor is called compression set. When the foam is compressed, that is, when you kneel on it, will the indentations from your knees be permanent? Will the foam get worn out with use and lose its ability to maintain its original shape? Or will the foam keep its shape and thickness for a long time?
You'll often see the term "high-density" to describe foam in garden kneeler product descriptions. That's a good thing, as high-density foam can recover its shape after being compressed.
There are also smaller kneelers that are more molded to the shape of your knees, but keep in mind the spacing between the knee indentations is not changeable, so you'd have to make sure it suits your body. If you're looking at a kneeler with handrails or planning to sit on a kneeler pad, also make sure the foam part will be the right size to comfortably accommodate your body when seated.
The weight is also important. You want your kneeler to be light enough to carry around the garden as well as easy to store. Most kneeler pads should be fairly compact and lightweight. A kneeler with handrails will be a bit heavier, usually around six pounds, and take up more space in storage. Check the product listing for the weight and the dimensions of the kneeler when open and folded.
Handles are another helpful feature. Built-in handles are convenient for transporting the kneeler, and as a bonus, you can store them by hanging them up. A lot of pad kneelers and some handrail kneelers will have a convenient cut-out handle. Some pad kneelers fold up like a briefcase and have sewn-on handles.
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